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(Archive) Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education (ELEM)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 2000

Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education (ELEM) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR RICHARD AMMON, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

The Elementary Education program is characterized by its humanistic approach to teaching. The program offers extensive field experiences in the junior year prior to student teaching and emphasizes the problems of urban teachers. An objective of the program is the development of self-awareness and independence in students, which can free them from the typical dependent relationships with instructors. Thus, a student is expected to exhibit initiative and self-direction toward professional goals and demonstrate professional behavior in contacts with school personnel.

Prior to the full-time student teaching experience in the senior year, students are expected to complete all other courses required for certification, including two part-time placements. On-campus courses are scheduled two or three days a week, while field experiences in nearby schools are scheduled part-time, two or four days per week. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(General Education courses should be (Sem: 1-4) completed in semesters 1 to 4 as described below.)

Writing/Speaking (9 credits)
Select 3 credits from: ENGL 015 GWS (3) or ENGL 030 GWX (3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: ENGL 202 A-D GWS (3) (Sem: 1-4)
SPCOM 100 GWS (3) (Sem: 1-4)

Quantification (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from: MATH 200 GQ (3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: MATH 017 to 220 GQ (3/4) or STAT 100 GQ, 200 GQ, 250 GQ, 301GQ (3/4) (Sem: 1-4)

Natural Science (9 credits)
3 credits in BISC 003 GN (3) (Sem: 1-4)
3 credits in General Education Biological Sciences GN (Sem: 1-4)
3 credits from: General Education Earth Sciences GN, Material Science GN, or Physical Sciences GN (Sem: 1-4)

Humanities (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from: HIST 003 GH (3), 012 GH (3), 020 GH (3), 021 GH (3) (Sem: 1-4)
3 credits in General Education Language and Literature GH (with the exception of LING 102) (Sem: 1-4)

Arts (6 credits)
6 credits in General Education Arts GA (Sem: 1-4)

Social and Behavioral Science (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from: ECON 002 GS (3), 004 GS (3), or 014 GS (3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: GEOG 020 GS (3), 030 GS (3), 100 GS (3), 103 GS (3), 120 GS (3), 121 GS (3), 124 GS (3), 128 GS (3) (Sem: 1-4)

Health Sciences and Physical Education (4 credits)
3 credits in General Education Physical Education GPE (Sem: 1-4)
1 credit in General Education Health Sciences GHS (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from: PSY 213 GS (3) or HDFS 229 GS (3) (Sem: 1-4)

ELECTIVES: 11 credits (Sem: 1-4)
100-200 level electives

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 67 credits
EDUC 302 (3), 315 (3), 305 (3), 421 (3), 462 (3), 470 (3), EDUC 304 (3), 320 (3), 301 (3), 352 (3), 353 (3), 495 (2), EDUC 303 (3), 371 (3), 321 (3), 302 (3), 454 (3), HLTH 306 (2), EDUC 385 (3), EDUC 395 (12) (Sem: 5-8)

2.5 GPA required for student teaching

EARLY CHILDHOOD CERTIFICATION OPTION: 13 credits
EDUC 401 (3), EDUC 403 (3), EDUC 404 (3), EDUC 410 (3), EDUC 495 (1) (Sem: 5-8)


The Pennsylvania State University ©1999

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1999

Review Date: 9/3/99

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